NGS Open Weekend
15th and 16th June 2024

Visit our private garden through the Moon Gate this weekend only
Your garden entrance fee will be donated to  the NGS Charity

Whitlenge Lane
DY10 4HD

Entrance prices:
Adult: £5.95
Child: £2.95
Under 2s: Free

Whitlenge Tearoom

Come and relax in our beautifully refurbished tea rooms after your inspiring walk around 3 acres of our beautiful show gardens.

Our menu serves a variety of meals ranging from Traditional Breakfasts to Hearty Meals and a smaller menu for the little ones.

We also have availability for Afternoon Tea and Cream Tea bookings.

Whitlenge Gardens featured on ITV – Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love Your Garden’ show.

The show involved Keith Southall giving Alan a tour of the gardens and Alan taking a great interest in Keith’s use of walls and water features. The picture shows Alan, Keith and Fran at the “Moon Gate”. So for a great family day out visit us at Whitlenge gardens set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside.

Easter at Whitlenge 2024

Whitlenge Fairies

Halloween at Whitlenge 2024

Christmas at Whitlenge 2024

National Garden Society Award

The National Garden Society have honoured Keith & Fran Southall with a plaque to celebrate that Whitlenge Gardens has been opened to the public as part of the NGS scheme for thirty years.

Why not come and visit the gardens, including the private garden, on June 26th and 27th and see for yourself how beautiful it is.

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The Gardens

So come along and be inspired…

You are met at the garden entrance by the 8 foot ‘living’ statue of Hearne who won us a top RHS medal at Malvern Garden show, and now stands to protect us all here on your visit to Whitlenge.

From here you stroll through our Metal Hooped Pergola into our new “Garden of Thyme”, then through the Topiary gardens and into our “Walk of the Gods” with representations of the many and diverse spiritualties of the World. Turn the corner and you are onto the Deck walk over our Bog garden with the massive leaves of our Gunnera.

Go through the fascinating Log Arch Portal into the fairy kingdom and see the Hobbit Hole.

Then past the stone Folly and down to the biggest hobbit hole you will ever see.

Then walk through the twisted brick pillar pergola and around into the Whitlenge Cave.

Then through the Oak Rustic gate by the Koi pond and up into the top meadow where we then invite you to walk the sacred turf labyrinth where you can make your wish for the day.

As well as the impressive ponds and streams there are also many smaller water features including millstone, rock and cobble bubblers, and several wall and floor mounted water features plus many more inspiring ideas to fit gardens of all shape and sizes.

At the front of the house we have a scree garden that incorporates the cobble bubbler feature and also our Green man fountain, the inspiration for which is the English God of the wild wood.

Take a break in our

Restaurant & Tea Room

Tearoom and Gift Shop

After your exploration of the gardens you can relax and enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Restaurant and Gift shop.

We serve delicious homemade hot and cold meals from our extensive menu including seasonal specials, steaming soups, freshly prepared sandwiches and perfect paninis.

Our Gift shop adjoining our Tearoom has some unique and interesting gifts including fair-trade options and again where possible from local craftsmen and artists, just right for that ‘special’ little present that’s different from the High Street.

We also now have an outside Crafty Shop which has an extensive offering of gardening accompaniments.

There is disabled access to tearooms and gardens, and we welcome groups and cyclists.

Dogs are allowed on the nursery but not the Show Gardens.

“Excellent, efficient and friendly staff. Lovely Gardens, great afternoon tea!”

“Good walk round the Gardens, topped off with a slice of cake…yummy”

visit our

plant nursery and garden centre

Our well stocked garden centre and nursery is adjacent to the gardens. Like the display gardens it is open seven days a week 9am to 5pm (Sundays 10am to 5pm).

If you need an ‘Instant Garden’ it can be hard to find a good range of large, carefully grown plants with which to create that ‘instant’ effect.

Our nursery carries a large range of plants from popular perennials and alpines to herbs and fruit trees.

For those larger plants, you can drive your car right up to our beds & show areas to load your chosen plants into your boot or we can deliver.

As you can imagine, when you’re choosing a lot of bedding or a few large specimen plants or trees this makes the whole process far easier than dragging a cart-full of plants hundreds of yards back across a full car park!

  • Found it by chance, literally driving past and called in for a breakfast... very good, decent portions to, and polite staff.

    Outdoor Adventurer Avatar Outdoor Adventurer
  • Delightful little nurseries, team room, gift shop and gardens. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. The team room serves a wide range of lunches and cakes which are welcomed after a leisurely walk around the gardens. The gardens themselves aren't large but contain a whole range of planting and features; a treasure trail and Harry Potter themed areas for the kids too. The nurseries left a little to be desired this weekend but after the winter weather of late it's not a surprise; in spring it boats a range of bedding and herbaceous plants to tempt any keen gardener. Well worth a visit for any locals or if you are passing and fancy a cake with a view.

    Steph Mersh Avatar Steph Mersh
  • Would like to say to all the staff. A very big thank you. We had our wedding reception in there summer house on 25th April. The ladies dressed the area up so very pretty and the garden team put beautiful pants in and out side. Food was lovely scones and cake went down with second and third helpings. Once again thank you for helping to make our day

    Susannah smart Avatar Susannah smart
  • A quiet corner of green space. Found lots of ideas to enhance our own garden. Great emphasis on bringing nature back to your own back yard. Spent a peaceful afternoon here, quite quiet, probably due to the weather forecast.

    Jon McMillan Avatar Jon McMillan
  • We Visited during Halloween when it was extremely busy. Even with it being chaotic with lots of children and the mess they make, The staff were Superb. They talk with you as people not just an income. The Food was Superb, The gardens are fantastic and a lot of work must have gone into it to make it as MAGICAL as it could possibly be. The garden centre is small but there is something there for everyone, even just for those moments when you want to relax and calm yourself down after a hectic day. The gift shop has a great range of goods and is reasonably priced. Toilets are clean and well cared for. And as for the Young staff ....well, they shone in midst of the maddening crowds. Access to the garden centre is good and suitable for wheelchair users. This is just a MAGICAL place to visit. We have been on days when it has been very quiet and it just feels like Home from Home. Clean, Tidy, Very Pleasant. It just shows that the staff can work in any conditions extremely well. 10/10

    John Reading Avatar John Reading
  • This was our first time and it won't be the last. We went on a hot sunny day to see their mini gardens, they were great. There are about 21 little garden's, ending on top of a hill with fantastic views. Good garden centre and a great restaurant and staff. Too hot inside, but plenty of seating outside.

    Neil Bayliss Avatar Neil Bayliss
  • This is one of the best places around to visit. Beautiful gardens and a fantastic play ground, before you even get started on the amazing food, superb cakes, fabulous coffee and the best hot chocolate around. This is one of our favourite haunts.

    Gemma Avatar Gemma

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